The Icarus Girl
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 18.12.2007 - 352 Seiten
The audacious first novel from the award-winning and highly acclaimed Helen Oyeyemi.
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At turns dark and funny, it is always balanced by an expaiisive light. Oyeyemi is a gifted writer.” —Chris Abani, author of GmceLand “A chilling story about the anguish of separation from all that should be most familiar and dear.
... movement of her other hand going back and forth across the page. She was writing, crossing out, rewriting, fighting with words and punctuation to mould her sentiment into the perfect form. She continued in the dark without getting ...
She gave no resistance to his putting her into bed and tucking her in, but when her father checked on her again after three hours or so, he tound that she had noiselessly relocated herself back on the floor, writing in the dark.
... her fingers moving across the material with the loving carelessness of one who could dress this way in the dark. Her mum, standing smiling in the bedroom, her costume so bright it seemed to stretch the space between the walls.
She closed her eyes completely, and the darkness was warm and quiet, like a bubble lifting her higher even than the ... His dishevelled, sandy hair obscured his forehead, and his greeny-blue eyes were half open; they looked darker with ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - Charon07 - LibraryThing
Truly creepy and definitely not something I’ve read before. I was very interested in the glimpses of Yoruban Nigerian culture and system of beliefs. Jessamy’s point of view was compelling, and my ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - kohrmanmj - LibraryThing
Deliciously creepy. I was underwhelmed by the ending, though. I would like to have known more about TillyTilly. Obviously, the Grandfather knew SOMETHING. It felt that there was a rich story buried in there and I wish it had been further explored. Vollständige Rezension lesen